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    Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr. retires at his old command, The Basic School [Image 2 of 14]

    Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr. retires at his old command, The Basic School



    Photo by Lance Cpl. David Brandes 

    Marine Corps Base Quantico

    U.S. Marine Corps Col. Andrew H. Smith, retired, left, born in Lake County, Illinois, pins a medal on Lt. Gen. George W. Smith Jr., commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force, right, born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, during his retirement ceremony on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Sept. 29, 2023. Lt. Gen. Smith is retired after 38 years of honorable service by his brother, Col. Andrew H. Smith, retired. Attending the ceremony is 39th commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Eric M. Smith. Lt. Gen. Smith served in a variety of command billets throughout his career including Commanding Officer, The Basic School; as a General Officer, he served as Commanding General, Marine Air-Ground Task Force Training Command/Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California; Deputy Commander, Regional Command Southwest in Helmand Province, Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Virginia; Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division, Quantico, Virginia, Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, U. S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, and recently as the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and most recently as Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations Headquarters, Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Brandes)



    Date Taken: 09.29.2023
    Date Posted: 10.02.2023 08:54
    Photo ID: 8050739
    VIRIN: 230929-M-QU980-1054
    Resolution: 6406x5357
    Size: 1.29 MB
    Location: QUANTICO, VA, US
    Hometown: FORT BELVOIR, VA, US

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